Archive for the ‘Death Notices’ Category

Torao Matsunobu

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 1, 2014
Torao Matsunobu, 88, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan and brother Morris. Private services.

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Martha Jeanne Mowry

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Sept. 29, 2014
Martha Jeanne Mowry, 89, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired teacher, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband William F., son James P. and daughter Rebecca S. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Mowry home. Services: 11 a.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow. Donations suggested to U Turn for Christ. Casual attire.

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Aileen Mae Nielsen

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 26, 2014
Aileen Mae Nielsen, 85, of Honolulu, an educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by husband John F., son John D., daughter Karina A. “Karen,” a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Ralph T. Nishioka

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Sept. 26, 2014
Ralph T. Nishioka, 90, of Hilo, a retired safety coordinator with Jas. W. Glover Ltd. and an Army veteran who served in World War II as a Military Intelligence Service interpreter, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kikue; son Eric M.; daughter Joan C. Tamori; brother Richard S.; sisters Shizuko Nishioka, Takeko Ide, Eiko Okui and Teruko Matsunaga; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Marion Mei Yin Okawa

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Oct. 1, 2014
Marion Mei Yin Okawa, 92, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harold N., daughters Sharon Meyer and Sherianne Okawa, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to a charity. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Anna M. Cabanban

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 15, 2014
Anna M. Cabanban, 59, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Christopher D., sons Chris “Bull” Jr. and Chad D., daughter Sue Geiger and Deanna Cabanban, brother Justo A. Racimo Jr., sisters Pauline Namuo and Lena Racimo, hanai sister Debbie Lindsey, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Joe Revosora Saba

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 6, 2014
Joe Revosora Saba, 90, of Pearl City, a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Aiea. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dorotea, sons Ronald and Dean, daughters Maria Adversalo and Flora Yee, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Melvin Quon Hoong Chang

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 22, 2014
Melvin Quon Hoong Chang, 73, of Mililani, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard master sergeant, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Marcus; daughters Melanie Smith and Marleen Sunada; brothers Warren “Sonny,” Adrian and Alan; sister Barbara; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Emmy Jean Sorn

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 26, 2014
Emmy Jean Sorn, 94, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former secretarial business college teacher and modeling industry contributor, died at home. She was born in Granville, N.D. She is survived by son Colin McIver, stepsons Bill and Jerry, and stepdaughters Cynthia and Pat. Services at a later date.

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Benjamin Kalulehua DeFreitas Sr.

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 4, 2014
Benjamin Kalulehua DeFreitas Sr., 90, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator for Honolulu Iron Works, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Benjamin Jr. and Timothy, daughters Kawai Masuda and Rosemarie Cabagason, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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George Goeas Stone Jr.

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 28, 2014
George Goeas Stone Jr., 75, of Pearl City, a business owner and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Vernon G. and sisters Aileen L. De Santos, Raenette K. Ing and Donna L. Burdine. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Girls and Boys Town, March of Dimes, Easter Seals Hawaii, Aloha United Way or Disabled American Veterans. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Sawako Ezaki

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 18, 2014
Betty Sawako Ezaki, 91, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Kahului. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ken, daughter Lynn Okazaki and sisters Hisako Mizuno and Asako Ogawa. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Mary Weite

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 18, 2014
Mary “Mineko” Weite, 84, of Kapolei, a retired calligraphy teacher, died in Kapolei. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by son Joe A., daughter Marie and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Diane Eiko Fukunaga

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Aug. 25, 2014
Diane Eiko Fukunaga, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Macy’s employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Lynette M. Private services.

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Donna Yamamoto

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 18, 2014
Donna “GiGi” Yamamoto, 58, of Koloa, Kauai, a tennis club attendant in Poipu, Kauai, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by former husband Robert; sons Lon Raposoas and Dane and Rusty Yamamoto; daughter Donya McKnight; brother Claude Lumacad; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kukuiula Boat Harbor.

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Lenora Mapuana Giffard

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 12, 2014
Lenora Mapuana Giffard, 72, of Nanakuli, a retired Hawaiian Host candy maker and a Del Monte pineapple trimmer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James Sr.; son James Jr.; daughters Ku’uleialoha Kalua-Rivera, Kathleen Giffard and Yolanda Delos Reyes; brothers Simeon and Sterling Kalua, and Shonnie Kalaiwa’a; sisters May Dudoit, Blossom Rankin, Doradean Kahaleua and Sindi Kalua; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Ronald H.C. Young

Posted On October 6th, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2014
Ronald H.C. “Ron” Young, 85, of Aiea, an electronics technician with the federal government and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Mary S.L., son Dr. Wes, daughter Susan, half brothers Melvin and Milton, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Beatrice Laborte Nabor

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Beatrice Laborte Nabor, 87, of Pearl City, a banquet waitress, died. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Carlos, Edward and Jason; daughters Norma Parks and Dwayna Olivier; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 12:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Roseline Santos Ribucan

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 19, 2014
Roseline Santos Ribucan, 82, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Alan; daughters Donna Ojeda and Maxine Ibale; brothers Jules, James and Edward Santos; sisters Mary Hamrick and Violet Martinez; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Flaviano Navares Sagabaen

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 11, 2014
Flaviano Navares Sagabaen, 82, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Esther; daughters Debbie Davis, Kanoe Barker and Jessica Kaniho; brother Tony Navares; and sister Maggie Shimabukuro. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

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Seisu Sakihara

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 8, 2014
Seisu Sakihara, 88, of Pearl City, a retired auto mechanic for the Department of the Army and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; son Stephen S.; daughters Naomi and Sarah Sakihara and Lillian Bowles; brother Seichi; sisters Kiyoko Arakawa, Helen Nakamine, Irene Gullickson, Shirley Tachibana and Amy Morioka; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dianna Kay Shitanishi

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2014
Dianna Kay Shitanishi, 50, of Honolulu, an event planner, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in the Netherlands. She is survived by husband Jon, son Dustin, daughter Renee and mother Jacoba Fowler. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maximo Tagata

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 18, 2014
Maximo Tagata, 87, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange employee, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Trinidad, sons Marlito and Mansueto, daughters Marilou Tagata-Mindao and Maxilyn Tamasaka, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

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Somphong Tantisira

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Sept. 10, 2014
Dr. Somphong Tantisira, 88, of Boston, a retired physician, died in Boston. He was born in Bangkok. He is survived by sons Jivin and Kelan, daughters Melanie and Alicia, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Seleti A. Tupou

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 28, 2014
Seleti A. Tupou, 85, of Ewa Beach died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Folau, Paula, Sione, Kepueli, Eliesa and Otini; daughters Soana Finau, Mahina Fanua, Amelia Fatanitavake and Potesio Grewe; and 65 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the church. Services: 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Valie Acorda Visaya

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 28, 2014
Valie Acorda Visaya, 78, of Kekaha, Kauai, a housekeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Isabella, Philippines. She is survived by husband Joaquin; sons Villamor, Jhomar and Nelson; daughters Eliza Villarino and Evelyn McClury; sister Perpetua Ilarde; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Suavai Teutusi Aetonu

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 15, 2014
Suavai Teutusi “Vai” Aetonu, 82, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Felix and Kevin, daughter Marsha Iuli, brother Satele Galu, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Paula Mae L. Waiolama

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 4, 2014
Paula Mae L. Waiolama, 55, of Troutdale, Ore., formerly of Kaneohe, a Department of Education retiree, died in Troutdale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kaaumoana Jr. and Kanewai Ahina; daughters Hollie Ann Ahina-Hill and Haley-Ann and Heidi Ann Ahina; hanai daughter Tara BoraBora; father Castle K.K. Sr.; brother Castle K.K. Jr.; and sisters Donna Mae Waiolama-Mohika, Carla Mae K. Waiolama-Oue and Lorna Mae L. Waiolama. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Waiolama residence, 45-661 Luluku Road, Kaneohe. For more information, call 247-5383. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Feliza Andam Agarpao

Posted On October 5th, 2014 -

Sept. 9, 2014
Feliza Andam “Ipang” Agarpao, 83, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. She was born in Lanas, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Thannie A. and Vicente A.; daughters Florencia A. and Constancia A. Agarpao and Magdalena C. Agarpao-Suarez;sister Herminigilda A. Santos; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Family program: 7 p.m. Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mauka chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Getrodes P. Corpuz

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Sept. 28, 2014
Getrodes P. Corpuz, 78, of Lahaina, a hotel industry retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Elias Sr.; sons Roland, Stevenson and Elias Jr.; daughters Jennifer Barangan and Teri Corpuz; brothers Alipio Thomas Jr., Eddie Garcia and Clarence Patten; sister Halona Kauhola; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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